Gifts For Safari Lovers: 12 Giraffe Knitting Patterns

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12 Must-Try Giraffe Knitting Patterns for Animal Lovers

I’ve gathered these 12 Giraffe Knitting Patterns, and they are perfect if you’re a fan of these majestic and adorable creatures, or if you simply enjoy adding a whimsical touch to your knitting projects.

Giraffe-knitted creations are often loved because they’re charming and have a distinct appeal. With their long necks, distinctive spots, and friendly faces, these cuddly animals are bound to be a hit among kids and adults.

In this list, you’ll find a dozen of giraffe-themed knitting patterns in different sizes and styles.

There are traditional ones knitted in bright yellow yarn with brown spots which are ideal for beginners since they have a more straightforward construction and lesser details.

On the other hand, some designs offer the right amount of fun and challenge.

For instance, the lovey below requires multiple color changes, while the giraffe sock toy has additional parts as it is a puppet. Such patterns are great to explore new knitting techniques and refine your skills.

From playtime to home decor, there are plenty of wonderful ways you can incorporate these knitted giraffes into your life.

First, these cuddly companions make fantastic playmates for children. The soft texture and huggable nature of knitted giraffe toys provide endless hours of imaginative play.

But it doesn’t stop there! Knitted giraffe toys can also serve as charming nursery decor or bedroom companions. They add a touch of whimsy and personality to any space, whether placed on a shelf or nestled amongst pillows.

Aside from being entertaining toys for the little ones, they also make great gifts for animal lovers of all ages. Whether it’s a baby shower, a birthday, or a thoughtful gesture to brighten someone’s day, these handmade presents carry a special touch of love and care.

Plus, they offer plenty of room for personalization, allowing you to experiment with colors, textures, and even add playful accessories to make each giraffe truly unique.

With all of these fabulous reasons, you’ll likely enjoy making and completing a knitted giraffe—for you or for your loved ones. So, grab your knitting needles, choose your favorite yarn, and let’s start this creative journey into the safari world.

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Check Out These 12 Giraffe-Inspired Knitting Projects for All Skill Levels

Get ready to dive into an amazing collection of giraffe knitting patterns that will make your heart skip a beat. Whether you’re an experienced knitter or just starting out on your knitting journey, this collection will likely inspire and delight you.

Below, you’ll find a carefully curated list of patterns featuring your favorite long-necked creatures, the giraffes. From adorable toys to a stylish lovey, I’ve included 12 of the best knitting patterns capturing the charm and whimsy of these majestic animals.

Each pattern is thoughtfully designed. Also, I included photos and details for reference to help you find and make your very own knitted giraffe masterpiece.

Take a moment to browse through the full list and see which designs spark your interest and creativity.

Whether you’re knitting for yourself, a loved one, or simply to satisfy your passion for this unique craft, these giraffe knitting patterns are a must-try.

Love what you see? Consider taking a moment to leave a review or a comment on the designers’ pages to express your appreciation for these beautiful patterns. Enjoy!

1. Gilly the Giraffe - Gifts For Safari Lovers - 12 Giraffe Knitting Patterns - The Knit Crew

Gilly the Giraffe

Project Size: 40 cm / 16 in (height)
Level: Unspecified
Yarn Weight: DK (3)
Brand: Sirdar Snuggly DK
Needle: 3.0 mm
Video: No
Pattern Format: PDF Download
Designer:  Ann Franklin of Ann Franklin’s Ravelry Store

2. AMANI THE GIRAFFE knitting pattern - Gifts For Safari Lovers - 12 Giraffe Knitting Patterns - The Knit Crew

Amani the Giraffe

Project Size: 50 cm / 20 in (from horns to hoofs)
Level: Advanced Beginner
Yarn Weight: Sport (2)
Brand: Lana Grossa Cool Wool Merino Superfein
Needle: 3.0 mm
Video: No
Pattern Format: PDF Download
Designer: Steffi Hochfellner of SteffisCatsAndHats

3. Gina giraffe - Gifts For Safari Lovers - 12 Giraffe Knitting Patterns - The Knit Crew

Gina Giraffe

Project Size: Unspecified
Level: Unspecified
Yarn Weight: DK (3)
Brand: Unspecified
Needle:  3mm
Video: No
Pattern Format: Written
Designer: Minttusuklaa H of Mint Village

4. Raf the Giraffe - Gifts For Safari Lovers - 12 Giraffe Knitting Patterns - The Knit Crew

Raf the Giraffe

Project Size: Approx. 50cm tall, 40cm tall when sitting
Level: Unspecified
Yarn Weight: DK (3)
Brand: Unspecified
Needle: 3mm 
Video: No
Pattern Format: PDF Download
Designer: KnittingByPost of KnittingByPost

5. BIG giraffe - Gifts For Safari Lovers - 12 Giraffe Knitting Patterns - The Knit Crew

BIG Giraffe

Project Size: Unspecified
Level: Unspecified
Yarn Weight: Super Bulky (6)
Brand: Rico Design Essentials Big
Needle: 8.0 mm
Video: No
Pattern Format: PDF Download
Designer: Claire Garland of Claire Garland Dot Pebbles’ Ravelry Store

6. Cute Mother and Baby Giraffe - Gifts For Safari Lovers - 12 Giraffe Knitting Patterns - The Knit Crew

Cute Mother and Baby Giraffe

Project Size: 18″ tall (mother giraffe), 12″ tall (baby giraffe)
Level: Unspecified
Yarn Weight: DK (3)
Brand: Unspecified
Needle: 3 mm
Video: No
Pattern Format: PDF Download
Designer: Christine Grant of madmonkeyknits

7. RED HEART GEORGIE GIRAFFE ORNAMENT - Gifts For Safari Lovers - 12 Giraffe Knitting Patterns - The Knit Crew

Red Heart Georgie Giraffe Ornament

Project Size: 7½” (19 cm) tall
Level: Easy
Yarn Weight: Medium (4)
Brand: Red Heart Super Saver
Needle: 3.75 mm
Video: No
Pattern Format: PDF Download
Designer: Nancy Anderson through Yarnspirations

8. Geoff the Giraffe - Gifts For Safari Lovers - 12 Giraffe Knitting Patterns - The Knit Crew

Geoff the Giraffe

Project Size: 21cm when sitting
Level: Unspecified
Yarn Weight: DK (3)
Brand: Unspecified
Needle: 3mm 
Video: No
Pattern Format: PDF Download
Designer: KnittingByPost of KnittingByPost

9. Melman the Giraffe - Gifts For Safari Lovers - 12 Giraffe Knitting Patterns - The Knit Crew

Melman the Giraffe

Project Size: Unspecified
Level: Unspecified
Yarn Weight: Worsted (4)
Brand: Knit Picks Shine Worsted
Needle:  3.75 mm
Video: No
Pattern Format: PDF Download
Designer: Cassidy Clark of Cassidy Clark Designs

10. Giraffe Lovie - Gifts For Safari Lovers - 12 Giraffe Knitting Patterns - The Knit Crew

Giraffe Lovie

Project Size: Unspecified
Level: Beginner-friendly
Yarn Weight: Worsted (4)
Brand: Unspecified
Needle: Unspecified
Video: No
Pattern Format: PDF Download
Designer: Thora Bey of Thora Bey’s Ravelry Store

11. Nyssa's Giraffe - Gifts For Safari Lovers - 12 Giraffe Knitting Patterns - The Knit Crew

Nyssa’s Giraffe

Project Size: Unspecified
Level: Unspecified
Yarn Weight: Worsted (4)
Brand: Red Heart Comfort Solids
Needle: 4.0 mm
Video: No
Pattern Format: PDF Download
Designer: MaryAnn Deroche of mayan0861’s Ravelry Store

12. Giraffe Sock Toy - Gifts For Safari Lovers - 12 Giraffe Knitting Patterns - The Knit Crew

Giraffe Sock Toy

Project Size: 15 inches
Level: Beginner-friendly
Yarn Weight: Worsted (4)
Brand: Unspecified
Needle: 3.25mm, 3.5mm
Video: No
Pattern Format: PDF Download
Designer: Thora Bey of Thora Bey’s Ravelry Store

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